Settlement of disputes between the government of Indonesia and Freeport McMoRan on the future of PT Freeport Indonesia and Grasberg mine in Papua province has never been easy, even when both sides claim of moving closer to it. Other than domestic politics, competition between ‘power brokers’, and security threats in Papua, an agreement between Freeport and Rio Tinto signed more than two decades ago complicates the issue. To subscribe please click here